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NHIA Advocacy Olympics and Podium Challenge

In 2021, We Need Your Support

Donate to the PITCH In Campaign to support NHIA’s Grassroots Efforts.

Your Voice Matters

Help support NHIA’s efforts to pass the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act (S.2652;H.R. 5067)

Meet with your representatives!

Your representatives in Congress want to hear from you. Together we can correct CMS’s failed implementation of the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy benefit and ensure the full scope of home infusion services are covered for beneficiaries.

We’ve provided materials to help you through each step to make this as easy as possible so you can focus on connecting with your representative and sharing your story, including a brief reference guide for the entire process.

STEP-BY-STEP Guide

  • Email advocacy@nhia.org 
  • Include your company name, name of local point of contact, and your company address.
    • Note: We want participation at the location level, not just the corporate entity.
  • We’ll send back contact information for your Members of Congress and their key health care staff member.
  • Using the template email provided, send meeting requests to the health care staffer for your Members of Congress.
  • If you do not receive a response within the course of a week, send a brief follow-up email to the staff member.
  • If you do not receive a response to your follow-up email, please notify NHIA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Shea McCarthy (shea.mccarthy@nhia.org) for additional assistance.
  • 15-30 minute meeting over video chat or phone call with the key staff representative for your Member of Congress.
  • Request that they cosponsor the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act.
  • Invite the Member of Congress to conduct a site visit when they are in the state/district.
  • The same day of the meeting, send a follow-up thank you email to the staffer
    • Express appreciation for their time and reiterate any commitments made during the meeting.
  • Send a second follow-up email one to two weeks after the meeting
    • Check if the staff member has followed up internally and whether the Member plans to cosponsor the bill or schedule a site visit.

Resources

 

OBJECTIVES & PODIUM AWARDS

Organizations will compete for spots on the medal podium and can earn a gold, silver, and bronze medals based on various levels of participation. 

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Meet with staff for one Member of Congress

Meet with staff for all three Members of Congress

A Member you met with cosponsors the legislation

 

Meet virtually or in person with your Senator or Representative

Your member of Congress visits your home infusion location

PITCH In Contribution of $500 – $2500

PITCH In Contribution between $2501 and $9,999

PITCH In contribution of $10,000 or more

Gold

Amber Pharmacy, for securing the support of Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE); PITCH In contribution contribution toward NHIA’s advocacy efforts

Amerita/BrightSpring, for securing the support of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO); PITCH In contribution contribution toward NHIA’s advocacy efforts

B. Braun, for securing the support of Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA), PITCH In Contribution; and their PITCH In contribution toward NHIA’s advocacy efforts

Infusion Solutions, for securing the support of Rep. Susan DelBene (D-WA).

Silver

Intramed Plus Inc, for meeting with a Congressional representative and hosting a staff visit

Bronze

The following medal winners are recognized for their efforts meeting with congressional representatives and staff in support of The Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act.

Ascension Health

Amber Specialty Pharmacy

Amerita

ARJ Infusion Services

Big Sky IV Care

CarepathRx

Chartwell PA

Community Home Infusion

Fairview Pharmacy Services

Harbin Clinic LLC

Henry Ford Home Infusion

Honest Oak LLC

IV Solutions

Infusion Solutions Inc

Janssen Biotech Inc

KabaFusion Inc

Kaup Pharmacy Dependable Home IV

New England Life Care

Nutritional Pharmacy Services, LLC

Option Care Health

Optum Infusion Pharmacy

Oregon Health and Science University

Premier Infusion Care

Qualitas Pharmacy Services

Red River Pharmacy Services Inc.

Sanford Infusion Pharmacy

Soleo Health

UC Davis Home Infusion

Upstate HomeCare

UW Health Care Direct

VC Vital Care Infusion Services